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Vol 51 No 22

Published 5th November 2010

Pushing Europe towards African farms

Strong criticism has been levelled at European Union and Western companies for failing to match the pace of Asian investment in African agriculture. A new report published in London says agricultural subsidies paid to European farmers still tilt the market against many African agro-exports. Governments in Africa are boosting agricultural spending to increase productivity and food security but lack serious support from Europe, according to the Montpellier Panel Report, Africa and Europe: Partnerships for Agricultural Development*, launched in London on 26 October.

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